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On the Eve: The 151st Open returns to Liverpool in 2023

The excitement is building as golfers and fans alike gear up for the upcoming Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, set to take place from July 14-17, 2023. This will mark the 13th time that the historic course, also known as Hoylake, has hosted the tournament, cementing its place as a beloved venue for golf’s most prestigious event.

Royal Liverpool is known for its challenging links course, which demands both precision and power from golfers. The course was first established in 1869, and its design has undergone several changes over the years to keep up with the ever-evolving sport of golf. Despite these updates, however, Hoylake remains a testament to the traditional style of the game, offering a unique challenge to players who must contend with unpredictable weather conditions and tricky sand dunes.

The Open Championship, which is often referred to simply as The Open, is the oldest of golf’s four major tournaments and is considered one of the most prestigious events in the sport. It attracts the best golfers from around the world, who compete for the coveted Claret Jug trophy and a chance to add their name to the storied list of past champions.

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HOYLAKE, ENGLAND – JULY 17: Phil Mickelson of the United States hits his second shot on the 13th hole during the first round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 17, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

This year’s Open Championship is set to feature a star-studded field, including many of the world’s top-ranked golfers. Defending champion Cameron Smith will be looking to defend his title against fierce competition from top players like Spain’s John Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy.

Fans can expect a memorable tournament as they witness these elite golfers battling it out on the picturesque Hoylake course. The tournament will be broadcast globally, giving fans around the world the chance to watch their favorite golfers compete for the title.

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ANGUS, SCOTLAND – JULY 22: Francesco Molinari of Italy plays a tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club on July 22, 2018 in Angus, Scotland. (Photo by Stan Badz/R&A/R&A/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

In addition to the on-course action, The Open Championship offers a range of off-course activities for fans to enjoy. The Championship Village, located near the 18th hole, will feature food and drink stalls, merchandise shops, and live music performances. Fans can also take advantage of the practice days to get up close and personal with the players and watch them prepare for the tournament.

In addition to the on-course action, The Open Championship offers a range of off-course activities for fans to enjoy. The Championship Village, located near the 18th hole, will feature food and drink stalls, merchandise shops, and live music performances. Fans can also take advantage of the practice days to get up close and personal with the players and watch them prepare for the tournament. Fans will also take advantage of the tournament’s early days by purchasing from The Open’s official merchandise shop which is expected to turn over millions for the week.

Travel Packages

Overall, the upcoming Open Championship promises to be an exciting event that celebrates both the tradition and innovation of the sport of golf. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual spectator, there’s something for everyone at this historic tournament. Contact us for last-minute travel packages.

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